Dorothy Skye

Residence: Rhinelander, WI

Career: Retired from 30 years as an ob-gyn, veterinarian prior to that.

Personal: Dorothy moved to Rhinelander in 1984 to practice medicine and raise a family. During her childhood she enjoyed going to US National Parks.   In her retirement she has pursued nature- and conservation-related activities including Northern Highland Citizen Science; DNR Volunteer Wolf Tracking; League of Women Voters of the Northwoods; laying hens, honey bees, birding, native perennial garden, shoreline enhancement, hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Why become a Master Naturalist?  Dorothy wanted to learn more about Wisconsin’s fauna, flora, geology, and ecosystems.  She also wanted to meet neat people with similar enthusiasm for the outdoors, and learn engaging techniques for teaching her grandchildren (and others) about nature.

Favorite Resources: Where the Water Goes, David Owen; The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, Dan Egan; The Great Lakes Water Wars, Peter Annin.

Words of Wisdom: Nature is full of wonder; nature is not a mother.